There is no narration, in fact, there are little to no words in the first official trailer for The Revenant (20th Century Fox), but it’s powerful nonetheless. It’s so hard-hitting, and so beautifully filmed that one can hardly wait for the film, the latest from Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman), to premiere this September. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby), who plays a trapper hellbent on getting vengeance on those who left him for dead in the American wilderness, should definitely get that Oscar that’s been eluding him all these years. Don’t sell Tom Hardy (Child 44, The Dark Knight Rises) short, either. He’s definitely well-suited to act alongside Leo, and I’m happy to see them reunited after Inception.
Yes! Yes! Yes! The angst! The survival! The self-reflection! And the cinematography… *Le Sigh* Brilliant!
Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Based on a true story, THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Birdman,” “Babel”).
The Revenant hits theaters on December 25th.